We’re Wild Up. We’re a band. An experiment in its second decade. We make shows, and records. We tell stories and make projects that live somewhere between new music and theater and performance art and pop. The press says things about us. Our leader has a beard. We embrace the kindness of strangers. We have dogs and gardens and kids. We once made the Himalayas out of cardboard, and sang atop them to the stars. We take photos with talismanic art objects. We’re repped by David Lieberman Artists Representatives.
Wild Up in Los Angeles More on this Project
Mindful music during the darkest time of the year. More on this Project
Julius Eastman Anthology
A portrait and series of responses to one of our favorite composers. A four year journey toward, and in the midst of, a composer’s ideas about creativity, agency, identity, thoughtfulness and heart. More on this Project
Wherein we indoctrinate the audience into a cult of love and joy that we are already part of. Then together, we attempt to end the world using music. More on this Project
We’re fascinated with the heavens and the Internet. Of Ascension is built around the idea that we’re, all of us, searching for ourselves in sometimes all the wrong places. The music of: Rebel, Coltrane, George Lewis, Jen Hill, Julius Eastman, Ted Hearne, Brian Ferneyhough, and others. More on this Project
We The People: A Residency
A community program where we create new open score postal pieces with people from different disciplines. It’s a bunch of new music for musicians and non-musicians, built around mindfulness and agency. More on this Project
A high point in the creative output of our first decade: Ragnar Kjartansson’s Bliss asks us to ask for forgiveness for hours. The piece is a feat, that challenges singers and instrumentalists to focus on supporting one another, and then give that focus to an audience all together, for the herculean duration of 12 hours. More on this Project
david lang | anatomy theater
An honor to give the world premiere of david lang’s anatomy theater at LA Opera. More on this Project
Björk at FYF
Sometimes...you get a great phone call. They ask for 16 hours of rehearsal and extra insurance for “tons of pyro on stage.” Björk is a hero of ours, this was an incredible experience. More on this Project
…[R]aucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant...this group’s boisterously theatrical sensibility...draws out the vitality in the works it plays. [A] fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family. – The New York Times , “Review: East Meets West in a New York Debut”
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